FCI’s external mini-multilane cable assembly solutions address the storage industry’s demand for more compact, high-speed serial I/O interfaces that also support evolving signal speed requirements. Increasing numbers of drives within a system demand additional I/O ports along a card edge, dictating more densely packaged serial I/O solutions. The mini-multilane connector interface provides a cost-effective, high-speed solution that meets the bandwidth requirements of current and future applications in servers and external storage systems.FCI’s cable assemblies meet Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) or Serial ATA (SATA) requirements for mini-multilane external cables thus assuring inter-mate-ability with standardized port interfaces. Specifically, FCI’s mini-multilane solutions satisfy the applicable requirements of the INCITS T10 SAS 1.1 or the SATA-IO Serial ATA specifications and conform to the mechanical requirements described in the associated SFF-8086 and SFF-8088 documents. The availability of both mini-SAS and mini-SATA assemblies gives the user the option to choose the most appropriate and cost-effective link for their respective application.